"If someone is going to assume your religious beliefs, the least I would do is tell them they're wrong. Say "I'm atheist." There's no shame in it. If you were to do the same presumptuous thing to her and assume she was…"
"Although the odds of running into unfortunate situations like this might be likely given any environment in the US where you're around people (I don't know much about demographic analysis or the statistics that have been found with it.),…"
"Roman, your remarks about a perceived 'threat' are significant.
We should not frighten god-believers that way.
How best to forestall erroneous sentiment?
Maybe when confronted in face-to-face argument, atheists should indeed make more use…"
"Well, on the one hand, the penalty is less insane than in the middle east. In many countries, you're lucky to only get life in prison, for apostasy. It's still enough of a threat to pretend to be a good little Muslim, until you can get out…"
"in Indonesia has 6 religions which is allowed. its muslim, christian, catholic, hindu, budhism, and confucian. every indonesian has to choose one of those religion, as the basic of country we called that "pancasila" which is mean 5 moral…"
"Well, India has its own screwed up issues.
True, but that doesn't address the issue of a barbaric custom whether it happens in some backwater in India or Pakistan or Bugtussle, Alabama makes little difference - dead is dead and barbarism is…"
"Culture drives honor killings more than religion - the cultural element is just reinterpreted in a religious context. Many Muslim nations have outlawed the practice but have made meager efforts to enforce the law.
Honor killings are not limited to…"
"Yeah, I've been getting bits about this from listening to Pat Condell, as well as the usual news sources. There are still issues with Christianity, but the more immediate issues, in England, seem to be with Islam."